2016 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Gang-related Violence


Niclas Hammarström

04 April, 2015

A man lies dead after a gang shoot-out in San Pedro Sula. He was the fourth victim on the same street of an ambush by members of the 18th Street gang on their rivals MS13.

Honduras is at the top of the world’s homicide list, with over 7,000 homicides a year in a population of eight million. Most of the violence is gang-related, in a country which is on a transit route for drugs, and where corruption is widespread and gangs wield great power.

About the photographer

Niclas Hammarström

Niclas Hammarström was born in Sweden in 1969. When he was 14, he started to take pictures at the Solvalla horserace track. He later studied photography in Stockholm. After his s...

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